Dade events postponed


Last week’s best

Miami-Dade teams of the week

• The Ransom Everglades girls’ volleyball team captured its first Smoothie King Invitational title by going 5-0 with wins over Westminster Christian (first win in 12 seasons), Chaminade-Madonna, Calvary Christian, Gulliver and Mater Academy. Tere Bernace was named the tournament’s MVP and teammates Kathryn Trinka, Nikki Colonna, Lisette Tellez each made the All-Tournament team.

• The Coral Reef girls’ volleyball team won its first GMAC title by beating Palmetto, Ferguson and Hialeah. Kristine Rios finished with 15 kills, 24 digs, 17 assists and five aces combined for the three matches of the tournament. Daniela Leal posted a combined eight kills, 22 assists and 22 digs. Baylee Waterman had a team-high 23 kills and libero Paulina Persson finished with 58 digs.

Miami-Dade athletes of the week

•  Leo Lorenzo and Charlie Simmons, South Miami, football: Lorenzo and Simmons connected for a 12-yard touchdown pass in overtime to beat previously unbeaten Southwest. Lorenzo had 108 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown, and Simmons had 89 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown.

•  Alin Edouard, Hialeah, football: Edouard finished with 143 yards on 15 carries and ran for three touchdowns to lead the T-Breds to a crucial 43-20 win vs. North Miami Beach.

•  Ryan Mayes, Krop, football: Mayes scored on an 80-yard touchdown pass and forced a fumble late to help the Lightning earn a season-saving 30-16 win over North Miami.

•  Maria Cuesta, La Salle, girls’ volleyball: Cuesta had a combined 28 kills and 24 digs to lead the Royal Lions to wins over Florida Christian and St. Brendan.

•  Avery Lopez, Belen, boys’ cross-country: Lopez ran a time of 15:58.23 to lead the Wolverines to the championship of the Youth Fair Invitational.

•  Katrina Santiago, Ferguson, girls’ cross-country: Santiago won the Youth Fair Invitational with a time of 19:33.25.

•  Alejandro Maestre, Braddock, boys’ swimming: Mestre won the 100 back and 200 IM to lead the Bulldogs to wins against Southwest and South Miami.

•  Lindsey Cannon, South Dade, girls’ swimming: Cannon won the 100 back to lead the Bucs to a win over Braddock.

•  Anthony Infante, Gulliver, boys’ golf: Infante shot a 5-under-par 66 to win the individual crown and lead the Raiders to the District 24-1A title.

•  Julie Steinbauer, Carrollton, girls’ golf: Steinbauer shot a 78 to secure the District 24-1A title and lead the Cyclones to the team title.

•  Charlie Forero, Killian, boys’ bowling: Forero bowled a 279 high game and 666 high series to secure the Youth Fair championship.

•  Melissa Perez, Ferguson, girls’ bowling: Perez bowled a 673 high series to win the Youth Fair Invitational.


Broward team of the week

• With medalist Robert Geibel (65) leading a 1-2-4 charge with Jorge Garcia (68); Kristian Caparros (68) and Tyler Strafaci (70), the American Heritage boys’ golf team shot 271 — a Broward County 18 hole match record, to win the District 22-1A title.

Broward athletes of the week

•  Ryan Giaratano and Christian Blake, Cardinal Gibbons, football: Giaratano and Blake hooked up on a 40-yard touchdown pass with 14 seconds left to help the Chiefs (7-0, 2-0) rally for a 27-26 victory over Dillard.

•  Gabrielle Ellis, West Broward, girls’ volleyball: Ellis had 13 kills, nine points, eight digs and three blocks to key a victory over Coral Glades.

•  Valentina Haupt, Sherrell Buckley and Brianna Buckley, Cypress Bay, girls’ golf: Haupt (77), Sherrell Buckley (83) and her sister Brianna Buckley (83) helped the Lightning win the District 22-2A title.

•  Matthew Butler, St. Thomas Aquinas, boys’ cross country: Butler won his first BCAA individual title and led the Raiders to their seventh consecutive team title.

•  Jamal Wallace, Northeast, football: Wallace rushed for 196 rushing yards and two touchdowns to lead the Hurricanes (6-1) stifled District 15-7A rival Blanche Ely 32-12.

•  Daniel Gonzalez-Quevedom, Tyler St. Philip and Aidan Alvarez, Archbishop McCarthy, boys’ golf: Gonzalez-Quevedom (74), St. Philip (77) and Alvarez (80) finished 1-3-4 to help the Mavericks win the District 23-1A title.

•  Edgardo Arrazola, Cypress Bay, boys’ golf: Arrazola tied for medalist with a 69 to help the Lightning win the District 22-2A title.

•  Paige Alsten, Pompano Beach, girls’ volleyball: Alsten had 11 kills, 7 points and 4 blocks in a victory over Taravella.

•  Alexa Cruz, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ cross country: The freshman standout won the BCAA individual title and led the Raiders to its third consecutive team title.

•  Melquan Duncan and Johnny Richardson, Coconut Creek, football: Duncan returned an interception for a touchdown and Richardson scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 80-yard touchdown reception to help the Cougars beat Coral Glades 35-28.

•  Griffin Goins, Hollywood Hills, football: Goins rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns to help the Spartans upset McCarthy 30-27.

•  Alex Oblak, Western, girls’ volleyball: Oblak had 25 kills, 4 blocks, three points and 4 digs in a victory over Hollywood Hills.

•  Claudia DeAntonio, Alejandra Merchan and Marisa Messana, American Heritage, girls’ golf: DeAntonio (70) won medalist and Merchan (72) and Messana (72) tied for second to help the Patriots win the District 22-1A title.


With all high school athletic events in Broward already cancelled or postponed Thursday and Friday, Miami-Dade County followed suit Thursday.

The weather caused by Hurricane Sandy forced Dade County Schools to rearrange most high school athletic events, including all eight football games that were scheduled Thursday and Friday, including the highly anticipated game between Miami Central and Miami Northwestern at Sun Life Stadium.

The game, which could draw a crowd in excess of 10,000, was moved to Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium. The tickets for the event are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate.

The Greater Miami Athletic Conference has so far only rescheduled the football games that were district matchups like Central-Northwestern. The Southridge-South Dade originally set for Friday at Southridge will be rescheduled for either Saturday or Monday. Nondistrict games were cancelled.

The GMAC was also forced to cancel its bowling championship originally scheduled for Bird Bowl on Thursday and its cross-country championship scheduled for Friday morning at Larry and Penny Thompson Park. It does not plan to reschedule either event.

The Broward County Athletic Association also announced it will make up its football schedule by playing seven games on Saturday and 11 on Monday. The BCAA also said the District 9-3A swimming and diving championship originally scheduled for Thursday at Deerfield Beach Middle School will likely be made up Monday and Tuesday.


Palmetto won the boys’ and girls’ district 12-3A team titles Thursday. The Panthers won two girls’ relays and swept all three boys’ relays at Tamiami pool.

Samuel Smiddy won the 100 fly and the 200 individual medley. Daniela Johnson won the 100 breast and 100 free. Blake Manganiello won the 100 back and 500 free.



District 14-3A championship - Calvary Christian d. Sagemont, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18: Lindsay Foreman 10 digs, 17 kills; Alexa Romagnolo 6 service points, 3 aces, 18 digs; Bethany Taylor 7 service points, 2 aces, 9 kills; Emily Taylor 6 service points, 4 digs, 28 assists; Hanna Lonsway 8 service points, 4 aces, 4 kills; CC 16-8.




Northwestern vs. Central (Sun Life Stadium), 7:30

Coral Reef vs. Palmetto (Traz), 11 a.m.

Carol City vs. Homestead (Traz), 3:30

Ferguson vs. Southwest (Traz), 7:30

Booker T. at Gulliver, 3

Monsignor Pace at Doral, 4

Braddock vs. Varela (Tropical), 7

Champagnat vs. Barrington Christian (Harris), 7

Coral Springs Christian at Palmer Trinity, 1


District 15-8A final at Sunset: 4

District 15-4A final: Carrollton at Ransom, 4

District 16-3A final: Palmer Trinity at Westminster Christian, 7


District 11-1A at Nova Southeastern - Prelims: 9 a.m.; Finals: 5:30



Coral Gables vs. Miami High (Curtis), 4


District 13-8A semifinals at North Miami: 3 and 4:30; Final: 7

District 14-8A final at Reagan: 3:30

District 15-2A semifinals at Westwood Christian: 3 and 4:30; Final: 6.

District 14-2A final at Greater Miami Academy: 4:30




Plantation at St. Thomas Aquinas, 1

Cardinal Gibbons at American Heritage, 7:30

Pines Charter vs. Stranahan (South Plantation), 7

Piper vs. Taravella (Coral Glades), 7

Everglades at Cypress Bay, 7

Coral Springs Christian at Palmer Trinity, 1

Somerset at WPB Kings Academy, 1


District 11-1A at Nova Southeastern - Prelims: 9 a.m.; Finals: 5:30



Boyd Anderson at Blanche Ely, 7

Western at Miramar, 7

Archbishop McCarthy vs. Fort Lauderdale (Dillard), 7

Coral Glades at Northeast, 7

Deerfield Beach at Coral Springs, 7

McArthur at Cooper City, 7

Douglas at South Plantation, 7

Hollywood Hills at South Broward, 7

Hallandale at Pompano Beach, 7

Coconut Creek vs. Monarch (Deerfield Beach), 6

Moore Haven at Calvary Christian, 4

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